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Here are some pictures of my grow rooms. In the first picture the room is powered by 6 x 54 watt T5 high output bulbs 6500k. In this room I will be adding another 6 bank of lights to wake up some figs early to give them a head start.
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The second room has 4 x 54w T5 high output bulbs 6500k. image hosting

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Nice operation Tony. What varieties are you growing?
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Nice operation Tony. What varieties are you growing?


I have about 20 small named variety's and 5 Unk's dormant in my cold room for now. I have 40 variety's that I am trying to root and 18 more variety's on route.

I went a little fig crazy!!!

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Limited grilling this winter with all the foil being used up? :)

I'm the same way - rooting around the house, yard, and shed for things to aid my hobbies.

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Limited grilling this winter with all the foil being used up? :)

I'm the same way - rooting around the house, yard, and shed for things to aid my hobbies.


I just bought a bunch of emergency blankets, they are made out of mylar which is very reflective.

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Looks like you have rust.  Got that in my growroom last winter.  Too much humidity and not enough air flow.  After removing the effected leaves and putting a fan in the room it didn't come back.
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I have about 20 small named variety's and 5 Unk's dormant in my cold room for now. I have 40 variety's that I am trying to root and 18 more variety's on route.

I went a little fig crazy!!!


Same for me. I'm rooting 60+ cuttings at the moment.... My wife is beginning to notice. We're close to one another. If you're interested we should touch base in spring and talk trades. Like playing "need it, got it" with sports cards....happy rooting

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Interesting comparison of materials used to reflect light

http://www.growweedeasy.com/reflectivity

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Same for me. I'm rooting 60+ cuttings at the moment.... My wife is beginning to notice. We're close to one another. If you're interested we should touch base in spring and talk trades. Like playing "need it, got it" with sports cards....happy rooting


Sounds like a plan.

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  This has been my grow room for several weeks now...   I'm wondering when the wife will quit referring to it as her dining room???


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  This has been my grow room for several weeks now...   I'm wondering when the wife will quit referring to it as her dining room???


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Dining room? Is that the room in which you eat dinner while watching your figs root? That sounds nice....

Love those pots. Wish them made them clear. They're the perfect size but I really like to keep an eye on my roots

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Same for me. I'm rooting 60+ cuttings at the moment.... My wife is beginning to notice. We're close to one another. If you're interested we should touch base in spring and talk trades. Like playing "need it, got it" with sports cards....happy rooting

Hi , I am in Hamilton and growing more than 60 varieties , We can exchange also if u like .

thanks.

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This is getting good! Absolutely!

Edit. I see you've met Pino....

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  This has been my grow room for several weeks now...   I'm wondering when the wife will quit referring to it as her dining room??

Wow you have an understanding wife, my wife would kill me.
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Hi , I am in Hamilton and growing more than 60 varieties , We can exchange also if u like .

thanks.


Looks like we have a nice trade circle building.

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  This has been my grow room for several weeks now...   I'm wondering when the wife will quit referring to it as her dining room???


That is an impressive setup.  Do you use ambient light and temps, or do you try to control that? 

I see an unopened Amazon package over there!  It's too late now, the figs shouldn't be disturbed. :)



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Some great grow setups! 
Make sure you use some of the area to grow your veggie seedlings and explain to your wives that you are doing all this for the family garden so family can eat healthier.

Open offer for the Ontario guys;
At some point when you have taken over your whole house and yard and you get kicked out of your homes along with your fig trees by your better halves.  You can bring your over population of fig trees over to my fig farm.
I will reserve an appropriate area for each of your fig trees and make some proper labels for your rescued fig trees;
"Fig Tree X donated by out of control collector a" ...

I'm sure my small farm will get gobbled up in no time and I will need to hire some of the local migrant workers to help.  They like eating figs too!

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Looks like we have a nice trade circle building.


Perhaps an annual "Ontario Fig Summit"

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Perhaps an annual "Ontario Fig Summit"


Great idea!!

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Here's one half of my closet

IMG_20170206_130415 by Doug B, on Flickr

here's the meade and a couple celests

IMG_20170206_130358 by Doug B, on Flickr

I have never rooted in a cup without using the sun to heat the soil.

Much slower rooting than usual, but once the tops get removed they take off.

Next year a adjustable heat mat and the same old warm white LED's.

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 Do you use ambient light and temps, or do you try to control that? 



  Visceral,  heat is provided by my wood burning stove that is six feet from the plants, so they enjoy comfortable temps.  On chilly days, two 5' windows provide four hours of direct sunlight and four hrs of ambient light... and LED lights are used above cuttings that have leafed out.  We see outside temps here of mid-fifties to low sixties during the daytime, so on these warmer days, all of the leafed-out cuttings join the shuffle parade to outdoors.  In a week we are forecast to see our first 70* day, but the shuffle will continue on nights that dip into the forties, to prevent the cultivars that are chill-sensitive from jettisoning their leaves.

  In addition to the tree pots, I have a dozen premium varieties in 5-gal buckets ( LUV, BFF, Craven's... ) that are under LED lights indoors, and are shuttled outside on the warm days as well.  I wanted to give them a jump-start on building some height, as most growth was suspended after temps here exceed 108* or so during the summer last year.  I picked up two 26'x100' shade cloths that I'll be trying out this year, in hopes of coaxing the sensitive varieties to continue their in-ground growth through the dog-days of summer.

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Amazing setup, Blue! Amazing wife too! You benefit from a great weather environment, a great supportive wife, great figs and a great passion for putting your best effort into growing the little darling! Kudo's!
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fig by Doug B, on Flickr

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Winter growing update of the closet
I usually plant in the orchard during March.
Big jump start for the ones that were dormant last November.
Only a few weeks till spring!!
My plumb tree had a open flower yesterday. Just 1 it looked like from the house.

Have fun all

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My growrooms is by my windows, with much LED Light.

What i can do that pictures come here? Early that was Possibel!


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cuttings 2-16-17 by Doug B, on Flickr

growth continues....

Spring is near!

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Barerooted plant enjoying the day outside.

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Tub 1 starting to ween off the high humidity

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Tub 2

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Springtime? Last freeze was 3-4 weeks ago but there is a touch of frost still.

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Spring is near!

Doug

Looking good.

My plants are liking the new light setup. The T5 High outputs are working great. I just finished installing another 6 bank grow light to use on some of my dormant figs plants.

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Springtime? Last freeze was 3-4 weeks ago but there is a touch of frost still.

Those cuttings are off to a great start.

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Springtime? Last freeze was 3-4 weeks ago but there is a touch of frost still.
 

Hi Tony,
It is still Winter here. hopefully we will get warm in a month. :)

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inverno, non mi piace!

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Hi Tony,
It is still Winter here. hopefully we will get warm in a month. :)


I was trying to comment on a the above post with the quotes but I messed it up. It looks like I said winter is done...I wish!!

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Thanks Tony.


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31317 closet by Doug B, on Flickr

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Strawberries, cooking herbs, tobacco all started with 4 cup method.
Just about to start planting in 3 weeks.
Warm White 100 watt LEDS used since november.

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I'm in for the southern Ontario exchange.
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I'm in for the southern Ontario exchange.
count me in! 

Wish I could host it but I don't have facilities at the farm.
Actually Burlington/Oakville would be best mid point since many people are in T.O. & Hamilton.

If the old fig pros came back to the forum we would have a formidable local fig collection!

Anybody know the guy from Hamilton with the parrots?

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Burlington/Oakville area would be great.  Don't forget about those coming from the southwest area.  I hate driving on the 401 and the busy highways leading to Toronto!
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I'm in.
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I'm overloaded, can't wait till the snow melts so I can set up the Sunbubble
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Looks good!

My last evening below 45 degrees is this sunday.
I will be planting the figs and strawberries on monday
The forecast shows the evenings to stay above 45 from sunday
through april.
Woot!!
Im ready to shut down the closet for the season.

Have fun
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Looks good!

My last evening below 45 degrees is this sunday.
I will be planting the figs and strawberries on monday
The forecast shows the evenings to stay above 45 from sunday
through april.
Woot!!
Im ready to shut down the closet for the season.

Have fun
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Once the Northeast gets through the next 10 days, the one month and 3 month forecasts are looking good

 

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Wow! Awesome looking setup and fantastic looking plants! You definitely have a bright green thumb!

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